Whereas the Gothic was associated with the medieval period and the established church (i.e. Anglican or Catholic), the more primitive and archaic Romanesque was preferred by the less liturgical Protestant denominations (i.e. Presbyterians, Congregationalists and low-church Anglicans).
References (by date published)
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